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MaryEllen Thompson PhD, OTR/L

Dr. MaryEllen Thompson
  • Graduate Coordinator & Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Office: Dizney 105
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)-622-6347


  • PhD in Educational Psychology/Lifespan Development, Arizona State University
  • MA in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, University of Puget Sound

MaryEllen Thompson has over 20 years of clinical work in occupational therapy in a variety of areas and settings. She worked in primarily pediatrics within the school system, home health, acute care, NICU and outpatient care. She is certified in giving Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests and trained at the Ayres Clinic. Her other areas of expertise include transition, inclusion in the schools and Tourette Syndrome.

“My primary area of clinical expertise as pediatric care. When I worked in the clinic, I loved having OT students. I felt that if I treated a client, I helped a client. But if I trained a student well, I helped many clients. This is why I decided to go into teaching. I still love working with my students and helping future clients.” MaryEllen Thompson

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